Serbo-CroatianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *xъtěti, cognate with Russian хотеть (xotetʹ), Ukrainian хотіти (xotity).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /xtjêti/
  • Hyphenation: htje‧ti

VerbEdit

htjȅti impf (Cyrillic spelling хтје̏ти)

  1. (transitive) to wish, want, desire
    Hoćeš da ti pomognem? Samo reci kako.Do you want me to help you? Just say how.
  2. (intransitive, auxiliary) Used to form the future tense; shall, will, going to
    Ja ću raditi/ja ću da radimI will work
  3. (reflexive, impersonal, informal) to feel like
    Nije mi se htjeloI didn't feel like it

ConjugationEdit

Usage notesEdit

In some dialects, there is no aspiration so the initial h sound in all forms is never pronounced (e.g. hoću and htio become oću and tio respectively). In formal speech, aspiration is preferred.